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Billie Gabriel

Billie Gabriel’s life was forever changed when her brother James “Kimo” Gabriel Jr. was killed in the Vietnam War. She was only 11 when he died, and the tragedy left its mark. She has dedicated much of her adult life helping to preserve the legacies of the more than 270 Hawai‘i servicemen who lost their lives in the Vietnam War.

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William “Yama” Chillingworth

William “Yama” Chillingworth served as a state judge on Hawaii Island for 25 years. After retiring from the bench, he traced his Native Hawaiian heritage, discovering a familial connection to the rare Hawaiian hawk and an urgent calling to photograph it.

Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox is a production of PBS Hawaii.

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Takeshi Yoshihara: An Historic Journey

After hardships during the Great Depression and World War II, Takeshi Yoshihara became the first Japanese American appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy. In this conversation with Leslie Wilcox, Takeshi talks about what made him an unlikely Naval Academy candidate, and his journey through the ranks and, eventually, to Hawaii.

Tuesday, January 7 at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, January 8 at 11:00 pm
Sunday, January 12 at 4:00 pm

Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox is a production of PBS Hawaii.

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Will Henderson: Life Lessons

Will Henderson is former longtime President and CEO of Queen’s Medical Center. In the second of two episodes, Will talks about the importance of staying active. Now in his nineties, Will says people would be surprised at what they can do at that age. He also talks about the “very high” expectations he sets for those he mentors – and how every one of them achieved those expectations.

Original air date: November 19, 2013.

Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox is a production of PBS Hawaii.

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Long Story Short – Pono Shim: ALOHA Moments

Pono Shim is CEO of Enterprise Honolulu and son of political visionaries Alvin and Marion Heen Shim. At a young age, he learned the deeper meanings of aloha from none other than Aunty Pilahi Paki – the woman who shared her prophecy of aloha for life in the 21st century. Leslie Wilcox sits down with Pono as he explains aloha and other values from his kupuna that guide him today.

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Long Story Short – Bill Paty – Helping to Conserve Hawaii’s Natural Environment

Bill Paty has a life story that spans nine decades of personal and Hawaii history. Many residents probably remember Paty as the state land director during Governor John Waihee’s administration. In the 1970s, Paty presided over the historic Constitutional Convention and later served as chairman of the State Board of Land and Natural Resources, where he had the chance to fulfill his dream of helping to conserve Hawaii’s natural environment for future generations. Now, at age 90, Bill Paty talks with Leslie Wilcox about all this and how he remains actively involved in business, environmental, military and non-profit endeavors.

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Long Story Short – Thomas Kaulukukui Jr. – On Leadership

Thomas Kaulukukui Jr.’s career of public service was inspired by the examples set by his family who were teachers and coaches in the community. The values they imparted helped shape Thomas Jr.’s character and served him well in the jungles of Vietnam, in the classroom and football field and in the role of Circuit Court Judge. He is now the managing trustee of the Queen Liliuokalani Trust which assists orphaned and destitute children of Hawaiian ancestry. After serving in a variety of leadership capacities, Thomas Kaulukukui Jr. is now on a mission to help foster discipline and scholarship and to instill the core values of Hawaiian culture required by future leaders in the Native Hawaiian community.

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Long Story Short – Thomas Kaulukukui Jr. – A Legacy of Public Service

Thomas Kaulukukui Jr.’s dedication to public service was inspired by the examples set by his parents, aunts and uncles who were teachers, counselors and coaches in the community. His father, Thomas Senior, was an educator, United States Marshal and an Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee. He was also a standout college athlete and the University of Hawaii’s first All-American football player. As an athletic coach he left an indelible mark on hundreds of young men and was a prime motivating force behind his own son’s positive approach towards tackling the challenges that life had to offer.

The values imparted helped shape Tom’s character and served him well in the jungles of Vietnam, in the classroom and football field, in the role of Circuit Court Judge, and now as the managing trustee of the Queen Liliuokalani Trust which assists orphaned and destitute children of Hawaiian ancestry.

Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox is a production of PBS Hawaii.

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Long Story Short – Ben Cayetano – Part Two

In the second part of his conversation with Leslie Wilcox, Ben Cayetano explains how his desire to serve a greater public led to nearly thirty years in public office. With his trademark candor, he reveals how his priority, which put the people before personal gain, was often at odds with how the game of politics is played. He speaks frankly about his disdain for political quid pro quo, and how and why he believes it plays an even larger part of the landscape today.

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Long Story Short – Ben Cayetano – Former Hawaii Governor – Part One

In the first of a two-part Long Story Short, Ben Cayetano talks with Leslie Wilcox about growing up in Kalihi and a past only recently revealed in his self-titled memoir. He talks openly about being raised by his father and how he discovered, yet never discussed, the truth of his birth. Looking back, Ben shares with Leslie how personal encounters with ethnic discrimination and other early experiences informed the important decisions of his life, and led eventually to a career driven by his desire to advocate for social justice.

Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox is a production of PBS Hawaii.

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